James Weigel - 4/19/2014
Dr. James A. "Doc" Weigel, D.D.S, 65, died February 19th, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital as a result of complications from heart attack. He graduated from Centralia High School and went on to receive a B.A. from Lake Forest College in 1970 and his D.D.S. from Loyola University in 1975. He moved back to Centralia and started a private practice. He retired in 1985 due to illness. He was a big sports fan and played golf and tennis. He was well known for his musical abilities, playing many instruments and composing music before his retirement. He was also very involved with the Centralia Arts Center. Doc had a real love for technology, big tv's and loved repairing computers for all his friends and family. One of his favorite activities in retirement was gourmet cooking with his wife. Most importantly he loved life and the people in his life. He will be greatly missed and always loved.
As per his wishes there will be no formal funeral services. A celebration of Doc's life will be held April 19th, 2014 at Roundhouse Winery. His family requests that no flowers be sent but that donations in his name be made to either the Humane Society or a local food pantry. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Irvin Funeral Home. You can visit irvinfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Doc is survived by Alexis (Smith) Weigel, his wife of 30 years. He is also survived by his daughter Jennifer Weigel and husband Charles Wilber of St. Louis, step-daughter Jesse (McPhail) Ramsay and husband Ozzie of Evanston, Il, A brother William Weigel II and wife Carolyn of Collegeville, PA, a sister Nancy (Weigel) Duffy and husband Pat of Venice, FL and nieces and nephews.
James A. Weigel was born in Centralia,Il son of Violet (Kline) and William Weigel on April 18th, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents.